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Irish Insights


Preparing for pressure

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is expecting No. 18 Michigan (2-1) to put plenty of pressure on quarterback Everett Golson during Saturday's night game at Notre Dame Stadium.

"They brought pressure 47 out of 82 snaps last year against Tommy Rees," Kelly told reporters Thursday after practice. "You can imagine they'll be cranking up their different looks for us."

Golson is off to a 3-0 start as the starter for the No. 11 Irish (3-0).

While his completion percentage is low (58 percent), the sophomore has taken care of the ball. Golson has thrown one interception and lost one fumble in the first three games.

Golson has thrown for 611 yards with three touchdowns, and he has run for two more scores.

"Every day you're seeing more development from him," Kelly said of Golson. "It's things that you probably wouldn't see on film. Just being a student of the game.

"Clearly, we're going to get all kinds of looks from Michigan. … We tried to give him a lot. In terms of his knowledge base and recognition, (it's) much better. I think fundamentally he continues to grow. All the things that I can say that measure the quarterback's growth other than what happens on Saturday, we're seeing that each and every week."